July, 2024

June, 2024

  • 17 June

    Outdoor Toy Awards – Best in show for 2024

    The winners of the Outdoor Toy Awards 2024 all received their gongs today after a weekend of rigorous testing by the 20 plus strong group of critics. Made up of a wide range of those most critical of judges an afternoon of serious fun took place after a number of days …

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  • 11 June

    International Day of Play, its today, its the first one ever.

    Yup, given the nod by the bigwigs at the United Nations this global affair of which The LEGO Group, Mattel and Hasbro were of the companies that lobbied the U.N. a series of initiatives take place today. Find out where and where at the International Day of Play website HERE, …

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May, 2024

  • 24 May

    Toy people all over the place

    This week saw the great and the good in the world of play all gathering together, some say they had meetings, sounds fairly serious, but it is when suppliers and buyers blend together after hours the real work begins. Up in Harrogate, UK, the independents were out with their flexible …

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  • 22 May

    Venus Williams gets her own one-of-a-kind Barbie doll

    The celebrations of Barbies 65th birthday continue, this time the brand is honouring nine athletes with one-of-a-kind dolls made in their likeness.  Barbie is highlighting sports role models to show girls that anything is possible if they relentlessly pursue their passions. One of the most decorated Olympic athletes with four …

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  • 16 May

    Hot Wheels Optimus Prime, if you want to see it transform go buy on

    It is of course 40 years of the TRANSFORMERS franchise, this collector item, we like very much is the Hot Wheels TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime. Described as authentically recreating a 1:64 scale version of the Autobot leader in metal-on-metal material. This converting collector piece comes with full graphics on top of …

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  • 15 May

    LEGO Icons welcomes two very different sets, both have our wallet hiding behind the sofa

    A tremendous few days from the ICON department at LEGO HQ, a retro radio set that is quite stunning, shelf-worthy beyond compare and ripe for a hack to get it working in some way as a Bluetooth speaker or FM/DAB receiver. It is almost 1,000 pieces and RRP’s at £89.99, …

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  • 8 May

    French Icons unveiled by LEGO

    Two sets from the iconic Parisian scene are joining the 18+ LEGO patisserie today (pre-orders), inspired by the most recognisable French celebrities (aside Brigit Bardot and Eric Cantona) we have the LEGO Art Mona Lisa (£89.99) in 1,503 elements and, according to the Danish brick maker “new colour hues to …

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  • 2 May

    Harry Potter day, celebrate with this Scalextric Anglia ride

    No idea why it is International Harry Potter day today, Star Wars day on May 4th makes sense as does Mario Day on MAR10  – No matter, we welcome any ideas, conspiracy theories as to why. So, what it dos do its allow brands to anounce new Harry Potter stuff …

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April, 2024